Distance learning Master's Degree in Europe

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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

A Master is a graduate-level academic program that takes about two years beyond a bachelor’s degree to receive. Master’s are offered in many different specialties, and depending on the school, they may also be offered online or in person. Earning a Master may lead to increased job opportunities for graduates.

 

 

Even though my attend distant learning classes online, several universities hold commencement at several locations. You could even stop taking classes for many weeks during the year without withdrawing and without throwing your student loans into repayment. That is a strong argument many people look at when enrolling in distance learning classes.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Masters In Design And Art Direction

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona
Online Full time 12 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

With this program you will learn to visualize creative and convincing ideas, as well as understand who you are addressing, the medium in which you communicate the message, and the emotional load that this message must guarantee. [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. With this program you will learn to visualize creative and convincing ideas, as well as understand who you are addressing, the medium in which you communicate the message, and the emotional load that this message must guarantee. The Art Direction, as an essential part of any commercial communication action, is in constant transformation. The evolution of the media, technology and social networks make it increasingly complex to determine the limits of this discipline. This new environment can confuse the priorities when it comes to becoming a good Director of Art. It is not so much about being the latest in trends or technology, but rather the opposite. From this Master we want to claim why it is so important to know how to tell an idea at a visual level. Why it is basic to understand that behind any communication action there is an intention to influence, excite or convince someone concrete. Why an Art Director can become overshadowed by the superfluous and completely ignore the ultimate purpose of all his work. Art Directors are visualizers of ideas. But for these ideas to be not only creative but convincing, we must understand who we are speaking to, the medium in which we communicate the message and the emotional load that we must guarantee in our messages. The work of the Art Director must respond to this vision. An online Master like the one you are analyzing is the perfect environment to develop such learning.... [-]

Master In Production And Improvement In Industrial Processes

OBS Business School
Online Full time Part time 12 months May 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 2 more

The Master in Production and Industrial Process Improved OBS Business School pays special attention to planning resources, the definition of a good strategy of industrial organization and in product innovation and production processes. In addition, the program along different ways to manage change through projects will be studied by ... [+]

Master in Production Management and Process Improvement In industrial companies, the Production Management is a key position whose good management directly impacts the performance of the company and, therefore, is a critical success factor in achieving competitive advantage through continuous innovation in industrial processes . The Master in Production and Industrial Process Improved OBS Business School pays special attention to planning resources, the definition of a good strategy of industrial organization and in product innovation and production processes. In addition, the program along various forms of managing change through projects, with particular emphasis on monitoring and control of production and management skills development will be studied. The program was new in 2014, with great success in its 1st call. The program offers an outstanding range of educational proposals, as Webinars with Danone, Grupo Irizar, Dorje Dondrup, etc. It also incorporates a DISC Development of the most important skills in the area of ​​knowledge module. Participants also have access to a powerful industrial benchmarking (INCO-I), with which we can measure the degree of excellence of its production plant. Professional outings Some of the career options you can choose to, among others, are: Director of operations Industrial Director Head of Plant / Factory Manager Address Process Engineering Director of Operational Excellence Continuous improvement Responsible Head of Lean Manufacturing Kaizen responsible Responsible Supply Chain / suppliers Approval Objectives of Master in Production Management and Process Improvement What goals are going to get? To offer a comprehensive vision of industrial management in the new... [-]

Master's Degree In Public Management High

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus or Online Full time 600 hours May 2018 Spain Madrid

This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master's degree is based on history and the Master in Public Management which have been held XXIV editions. GOALS Any country that wants to progress it needs political leadership, but it is also true that need efficiency and fairness in the administration, which requires a competent and honest civil service. And, indeed, it is essential that these two areas are combined to political ideals become realities that provide welfare to citizens, without loss of freedom. Well, this is only possible if an intermediate instrument to enable both types of actors-politicians and public servants, employees working in the same direction is introduced. That instrument is the professionalized management function. In her professional public managers, who are the lubricant that enables communication between the political universe and administrative, who pass political decisions in language understandable to employees and who expose political views of the bureaucracy, they must be present so that they can understand and share them if need be. Without them, the clash of values ​​and priorities may be inevitable. Thanks to them the work of both levels -political and administrative-roles can achieve synergies and positive results for the community. Master in... [-]

MA In Social Media & Seo And Sem

inesdi - Digital Business School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 240 - 750  April 2018 Spain Madrid Barcelona Spain Online + 3 more

We present the 1st edition of the Master in Social Media & SEO and SEM with which you will learn to deliver real processes digital transformation of enterprise solutions. Because of the XXI century organizations need professional profiles in line with new market trends. Throughout this course you will acquire the appropriate knowledge and skills to design, implementation, management, analysis and measurement of a Social Media Plan 360o, also including a Search Engine Marketing Plan. Likewise, you will learn about SEO and optimization. [+]

We present the 1st edition of the Master in Social Media & SEO and SEM with which you will learn to deliver real processes digital transformation of enterprise solutions. Because of the XXI century organizations need professional profiles in line with new market trends. Throughout this course you will acquire the appropriate knowledge and skills to design, implementation, management, analysis and measurement of a Social Media Plan 360o, also including a Search Engine Marketing Plan. Likewise, you will learn about SEO and optimization. In addition to having the official title of Inesdi Digital Business School, you'll get a university degree from the University of Nebrija. Possibility of making the Graduate in person, online or blended learning. practice and teaching real business cases. personalized tutoring in the realization of Project End of Course. career guidance through an individualized "career plan". Development of a "Digital Communication Plan" and "SEO & SEM Audit". Program Module 1: Social Media Marketing- Plan Project Prom What is it and how to develop a Social Media Marketing Plan Responsibilities in Social Media How to submit a plan of Social Media Marketing Module 2: Social Networking Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram and Pinterest Module 3: Professional management: actions, channels and tools 2.0 Tactical and operational in Social Media: daily management, dissemination 2.0, recruitment and engagement Inbound Marketing: attracting your target audience Measuring Social Media: KIP, reports and reporting Database management and newsletter Module 4: Content Management: creation, management and distribution of content Content strategy. 2.0 Communication: planning, writing and... [-]

Online Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education - English Programme

International University of Catalonia
Online Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Through this course, the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) offers a comprehensive study of family life, via a methodology which is suitable for parents and for professionals who work in the area of education or family enrichment. [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. Through this course, the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) offers a comprehensive study of family life, via a methodology which is suitable for parents and for professionals who work in the area of education or family enrichment. The online format provides a great deal of flexibility for students. They are able to follow the course easily due to its practical approach to the subjects. This course combines scientific research with the most practical aspects of family education while always respecting the personal dedication and the interests of each participant in the course. At the end of the course students will have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge about the family dimension of the individual, as well as some knowledge on pedagogy and family education. Objectives The aim of the Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education is to provide a solid anthropological foundation, based on which students will acquire the tools required to understand human dignity, marriage and the family. The Postgraduate is a flexible ONLINE programme that will give you the tools you require to understand human dignity, marriage and the family. The Postgraduate will teach you how to analyse the family as a source of education and personal growth. The Postgraduate will teach you to develop virtue within the family. Prospective students Parents Teachers Therapists Mediators Counsellors Advisors Curriculum and subjects Module I Philosophical Anthropology Life: An Animated Existence by Javier Aranguren The Meaning of the Concept of Personhood by Alice Ramos... [-]

LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This area of the law is of growing national and international importance. International trade law is one of the exports of the English common law system with the structure of international contracts being dominated by English common law principles, making this the ideal country in which to study... [+]

LLM International Trade and Commercial Law This area of the law is of growing national and international importance. International trade law is one of the exports of the English common law system with the structure of international contracts being dominated by English common law principles, making this the ideal country in which to study. About the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law This popular course explores diverse areas of the subject including: international sales and carriage of goods insurance international finance international dispute resolution World Trade Organisation law. The latter is of particular importance since India and China joined the WTO. Why choose this course? Explore diverse aspects of International Trade and Commercial Law, a major export of the English Common Law System. Benefit from close links to our Centre for Business and Insolvency Law. Option to complement your study of International Trade and Commercial Law with with up to two modules from other LLM subject areas. Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available. Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context. Scholarships available. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Modules You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation. Choose from: International Competition Law International Trade Risk Insurance International Carriage of Goods International Commercial Transactions International Sale of Goods Private International Law World Trade Organisation Or you may take up to two modules from another subject area, excluding... [-]

Master in Geological Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus or Online Full time 2 weeks September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. Study Branch Geological Engineering Branch Profile The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Skills Graduates are able to solve individually wide complex of geological and geoscience problems with utilization theory, concepts a methodology concern also problematic of related technical and geoscience fields. General Competencies Graduates are to decide individually in relation to new and varying circumstances, so as take into account wide social consequences. Occupational Profiles of Graduates Master studies is designed first of all for graduates of bachelor studies of geology, mining and geography. The Master's level focuses on gaining a deeper knowledge of applied geology. The basic study is accompanied by a professional profiling... [-]

Master Flavor & Fragrance Industry

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nice

The proposed training program is one of the UCAJEDI educational programs. The Flavor & Fragrance Industry Master’s is a multi-disciplinary, professional DE2P (Double Expertise Professional Program) program proposing three tracks: law, science, and management-marketing, with a “major-double minor” format. [+]

Flavor & Fragrance Industry Key Elements of the Program 4 Certifications Available as e-learning The two years of the program are fully in English. Double Expertise Professional Program Introduction The proposed training program is one of the UCAJEDI educational programs. The Flavor & Fragrance Industry Master’s is a multi-disciplinary, professional DE2P (Double Expertise Professional Program) program proposing three tracks: law, science, and management-marketing, with a “major-double minor” format. Industry The fragrance and flavor industry is largely oriented towards external markets, with two-thirds of the turnover of the players in the field achieved abroad. The sector also ranks third in exports, demonstrating the vitality of this French “flower.” Careers Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, is a unique place which contains the entire value chain of the flavors and fragrances sector: from the cultivation of scented and aromatic plants, to the presence of industry assuring their transformation and composition; all of the sector’s activities are growing, resulting in some 3000 direct jobs. Certifications ISO 9001 EQUIS AACSB AMBA Program Components First year (M1) Common Core History of perfumery and flavors, the steps in the creation of a product, languages, interdisciplinary tutored projects Internship (6 months) Second year (M2) Common Core Product legislation, communication, languages, interdisciplinary tutored projects Internship (6 months) Admission Conditions for Admission Admissible students will have acquired 180 ECTS credits, and a desire to specialize in one of the disciplines offered by the tracks based on an initial curriculum in law, science, or management. The English level of the candidate... [-]

Master in Environmental Engineering

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Online Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental Engineering aims at preparing professionals with high skills in the fields of territory defence and environmental protection and able to design and manage projects related to the safeguard from hydro-geologic instability, to environmental protection (waste and wastewater management, contaminated sites reclamation), to environmental monitoring and... [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental Engineering aims at preparing professionals with high skills in the fields of territory defence and environmental protection and able to design and manage projects related to the safeguard from hydro-geologic instability, to environmental protection (waste and wastewater management, contaminated sites reclamation), to environmental monitoring and territory management, to sustainable energy production, management and saving. The activities on the safeguard form hydro-geologic instability phenomena aim at the knowledge of the methods for programming, executing and interpreting of in situ surveys for geotechnical characterization, of landslides types and triggering causes and of different methods for soils and rocks consolidation. The activities on the environmental protection aim at the knowledge of the main issues related to soil mechanics when pollutants are presents, of processes and advanced technologies for wastewater treatment, for waste treatment and disposal (in particular landfills related issues), for contaminated sites reclamation. The curriculum on “New technologies for environmental and territory defence” aims at deepening the knowledge on the protection from hydraulic risk (in urban and marine areas) and on the environmental monitoring. The curriculum on “Low environmental impact energy production” aims at deepening the knowledge on sustainable energy production, management and saving. The objectives and the expected learning results, allow the graduates both a direct employment in the field of Environmental Engineering and the continuation of the studies with a 2nd level Professional Master or a Ph. D. Course. Curriculum: Nuove tecnologie per la tutela... [-]

International Master in Management

Audencia Business School
Campus or Online Full time 12 - 24 months September 2017 France Nantes

The IMM programme prepares young professionals for a management career in international markets and companies. You’ll take courses led by global experts within a highly international campus and curriculum. [+]

CUSTOMISABLE, INTERNATIONAL, FULLY NETWORKED Join some of the brightest innovators from around the world at Audencia Business School. In our International Master in Management (IMM) programme, you’ll take courses led by global experts within a highly international campus and curriculum. Prepare for career success: Learn to do business across cultures. Consider our rigorous Fast Track if you have a four-year bachelor’s degree. Tailor your programme to your interests and goals, including choice of electives, study abroad options, and summer term opportunities. Prove your skill with a practical master’s dissertation on a specific business and management area. Connect with our large network of corporate partners through events and internship opportunities. KEY INFORMATION Degree earned: Master of Science in International Management Language: English Programme start: September Duration: Fast Track: 1 year; Full Track: 2 years Tuition: Fast Track: €16,700 Full Track: €20,200 Eligibility: Fast Track: 4-year bachelor’s degree Full Track: 3-year bachelor’s degree Proficiency in English PROGRAMME Prepare for your career in any sector of international management at one of the top ranked, triple accredited and most corporately connected business schools in Europe – and in one of the best places to live in France. Complete your foundational core courses, and then determine the focus and format of your education to fit your career goals. INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS Reach your goals – and see the world Within this programme alone, our student body represents 25+ nationalities from top universities around the world, and our faculty represents 15+ nationalities – with loads of international... [-]

Master of Management / Master of Business Administration

SCPU Business School
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Lausanne + 1 more

This Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Management Program is based on students studying a common 8 subject UK OFQUAL Diploma 7 program, gaining a SCPU Business School Master of Management and the option to obtain a UK MBA. [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. This Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Management Program is based on students studying a common 8 subject UK OFQUAL Diploma 7 program, and then having the assessment projects for four of the subjects:- Finance for Strategic Managers Global Business Strategy Project Management Strategic Marketing Upgrade for a Master of Management award. Graduates will also be able to complete "top up" programs with a number of UK Universities. This is a dual degree program because successful candidates will have once completed the SCPU Business School Master of Management the opportunity to apply for a MBA from Aldersgate College (The Philippines) or Universidad Empresarial De Costa Rica. A further option is to study a MBA with a UK University either on Campus or Online. Cost The cost of the SCPU Business School Master of Management is $US 3,950. The cost for the Dual MBA with Aldersgate College (The Philippines) or Universidad Empresarial De Costa Rica is $US 6,500 please note the cheapest Dual UK - MBA degree is $US 8,000 [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information System

Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 - 5 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information Systems [+]

Study Programme: Management of Information Systems Awarded academic degree: Master of Engineering Science in Management of Information Systems (Inženierzinātņu maģistrs informācijas sistēmu vadībā). Accreditation: until 2019 (Accreditation Certificat Nr. 170.) Study languages: English, Russian, Latvian. Possible forms of education: Full-time Programme - 2 years (4 semesters) Part-time B.Sc. Programme - 2, 5 years (5 semesters) Distance learning - 2, 5 years (5 semesters) Modular form of education Enrolment requirements: Higher education, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science or Mathematics, or Bachelor of Social Sciences in Management Science or Economics, or higher professional education of the second level in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electronics, Logistics, Management Science and Economics. Complete study programme volume: 80 credit points. Faculty: Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunication Acting Director of the Programme: Dr.sc.ing., Docent Miсhael Savrasov Program structure Management of Information Systems Courses – Block A Code Title C.p. M-04-21g Attestation examination 2 M-04-074 Business Intelligence & Data Quality 4 M-04-064 Computer Legislation 2 M-04-075 Data Mining 4 M-04-066 Information Systems and Technologies 4 M-04-073 Information Systems Quality Management 4 M-04-076 Intelligent Systems 4 M-04-068 IT Project Management 4 05 M 622 Management Systems’ Design 4 05 M 624 Management Systems’ Maintenance 4 05 M 623 Management Systems’ Validation 4 M 04 m21 Master's Thesis and its Defence 22 Courses – Block B Code Title C.p. M-04-071 Applied IT in Business (CRM) 2 M-04-069 Applied IT in Business (ERP) 2 M-04-070 Applied IT in Business (Logistics) 2 M-04-072 Applied... [-]

Master of Human Resource Management

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

A Master of Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to human resource management, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. A Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) degree from the University of Newcastle develops in graduates the knowledge and practical skills to become an effective, ethical and successful practitioner in human resource management (HRM) and/or employment relations (ER), working in business, government, consulting or community sector organisations. The Master of Human Resource Management can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments through study designed for life. MHRM students at Newcastle are highly diverse in life and work experience, and come from many countries. We value and draw upon this diversity to make it a genuine source of learning for you, whether you are studying in the classroom or on-line. We expect the highest standards from our students. If you would like to undertake a rigorous but practical program that builds your skills and well as your knowledge, and challenges you to do your best, this Program is for you. The Master of Human Resource Management is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! Is it for you? The Master of HRM program at the University of Newcastle carefully balances theory and practice. HRM and ER professionals work in roles as advisors to and advocates... [-]

Master In Finance And Control

Meliusform Business School
Campus or Online Part time 5 months November 2017 Italy Rome Milan + 1 more

The Master (from its original name "Master in Administration, Finance and Control) has formed, in its previous editions (since 1997), over 1000 participants among young graduates and professionals from Consulting and Business Studies, always getting a 'High judgment of the end of the testimonies. [+]

From Budgeting to Planning Systems, Economic and Financial Planning to Grow Companies and Overcome Any State of Crisis 5 months - 40 lessons - 20 weekends - 160 hours of classroom Saturday Formula Lectures - from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm The Master (from its original name "Master in Administration, Finance and Control) has formed, in its previous editions (since 1997), over 1000 participants among young graduates and professionals from Consulting and Business Studies, always getting a 'High judgment of the end of the testimonies. The presence in the training program of a large number of exercises (with the use of Excel®), and the possibility for the participant to retrieve any absences in the classroom through video-lessons (in the exclusive e-learning platform, also used for (All the Master's degree programs are accredited through the authorization of the National Council of Accountants and Accountants) and by the client companies, qualifying them As an event with practical and operational content, unlikely to imitate the innovation of its contents, the reliability of its experienced teaching staff and the commitment of the Placement service. Structure 1st Module: BUDGET AS AN INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL INSTRUMENT 2nd Module: BUSINESS PLANNING & FINANCIAL MODELING: FROM BUSINESS PLAN TO EVALUATION OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS 3rd Module: COMPANY TREASURY AND TREASURY MANAGEMENT 4th Module: COMPANY ASSESSMENT 5th Module: FINANCIAL TWO DILIGENCE Module 6: EXTRAORDINARY AND DISTRESSED M & A FINANCIAL OPERATIONS 7th Module: MANAGEMENT CONTROL AND PROGRAMMING SYSTEMS Goals The Master is the natural evolution of the Master in Business... [-]

Introduction to Master's Level Study (Academic Threshold Concept Module)

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online Open Enrollment United Kingdom Canterbury

Academic Threshold Concept Module [+]

Distance learning Masters in Europe 2017. The module, Academic Threshold Concept (Introduction to Master's Level Study), introduces you to the concepts and skills required for successful study of the Master's Programmes. This is an online module, no attendance is required. To access the module you will be using a virtual learning resource on Moodle, the University of Kent's Virtual Learning Environment. This is a self-guided resource comprising three parts: •Part I: An introduction to the skills needed to research and write assignments at Masters' level. •Part II: An introduction to concepts of learning on the Centre for Professional Practice Master's programmes. •Part III: Assessment details if you are taking this module to gain academic credits. You develop and demonstrate skills in the following areas: the ability to communicate clearly in written formats in academic and professional workplace settings; manage complex information effectively and present this using a comprehensive range of learning resources; demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning and the ability to access professional resources as appropriate. By the end of the taught sessions you will be able to understand the academic concepts required to advance professional practice in regards to scholarship; apply conventions and techniques of academic writing to interpret knowledge and practice within a professional context; demonstrate the ability to apply academic concepts to advance professional knowledge and practice, and to develop new ideas through scholarship. On successful completion of the module you will gain 15 credits. For those external to the University of Kent and wishing to... [-]